An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.
From so simple a beginning.
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Did You Know?
In order to overcome the visual challenges of the process, Terrence Malick
and Dan Glass
, visual effects supervisor for the film, created what they called "Skunkworks" for photographic experimentation. According to Glass, these were literally chemical experiments conducted to see how various liquids, dyes, gasses and fluids might behave while being filmed at high-speed. Malick and Glass used everything from gels and glass, to smoke machines and fluid tanks, to create a whole range of effects. One of their main inspirations was the rich work of 19th-century painter Albert Bierstadt, to the extent that Malick referred to their work as "Bierstadting". See more
Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232: IV - Osanna, Benedictus, Angus Dei and Dona nobis pacem: Dona nobis pacem
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Robert Shaw
& Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Telarc International
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc. See more